## How Does a Mathematician's Brain Differ from That of a Mere Mortal?

Processing high-level math concepts uses the same neural networks as the basic math skills a child is born with

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Processing high-level math concepts uses the same neural networks as the basic math skills a child is born with

April 12, 2016 — Jordana Cepelewicz

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April 8, 2016 — Jennifer Hackett

In a world filled with complex networks, can mathematical tools bring order and predictability to the chaos? *Nature *Video finds out.
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March 30, 2016 — Nature Video

In this special edition of 60-Second Science Video, two numbers compete. Which is larger? The number of tiny LEGO bricks it would take to build the Great Pyramid or the number of trees on Earth?

March 23, 2016 — Eliene Augenbraun

What do you get when you put a real and an imaginary number together? A complex number. No, not a complicated number (although it is kind of complicated). We’re talking about an entirely new set of numbers dubbed “complex”

March 16, 2016 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

Last digits of nearby primes have "anti-sameness" bias

March 14, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb and Nature magazine

The mathematical odyssey, plus a guide to calculating pi for yourself

March 14, 2016 — Xiaojing Ye and The Conversation

The mathematician is a scientific matchmaker, famous for collaborating with researchers from many disciplines and pairing others

March 9, 2016 — Siobhan Roberts and Quanta Magazine

Do you know what a limit is in math? Do you know how to define a circle using this idea? And do you know why you might want to? Keep on reading to find out!

February 17, 2016 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

The discovery of ripples in spacetime will vindicate Einstein—but it can also do so much more

February 10, 2016 — Davide Castelvecchi and Nature magazine

The physicist Subir Sachdev borrows tools from string theory to understand the puzzling behavior of superconductors

February 4, 2016 — Kevin Hartnett and Quanta Magazine

A clay tablet with cuneiform characters may contain a mathematical technique that was believed to be invented 1,400 years later

February 1, 2016 — Megan Gannon and LiveScience

A new version of quantum theory sweeps away the bizarre paradoxes of the microscopic world. The cost? Quantum information exists only in your imagination

January 29, 2016 — Hans Christian von Baeyer

Sophisticated computational techniques make it possible to analyze gene samples from all the bacteria in the gut at once to take a census of the species present.

January 18, 2016 — Cynthia Graber

Some set of numbers will definitely be drawn in the $1.3-billion Powerball Lottery, so all you have to do is make sure you hold every possible combination of numbers.

January 11, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

Mathematicians often see more than cold logic in symbols and numbers. They see the sublime

January 11, 2016 — Clara Moskowitz

Confusion still surrounds *abc *conjecture, but the University of Oxford gathering boosts prospects for resolution

December 16, 2015 — Davide Castelvecchi and Nature magazine

Math can be fun for readers of all *h*'s

December 12, 2015 — Steve Mirsky

Algorithms could aid discovery at the Large Hadron Collider, but raise transparency concerns

December 1, 2015 — Davide Castelvecchi and Nature magazine